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Priti Lakhani graduated from Shawnee Heights in 1987 and went on to become a respected and dedicated member of the medical community. Dr. Lakhani received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Washburn University and her doctorate degree in Podiatric Medicine from Des Moines University in 1995. She performed her residency at New York University, then returned to Topeka and served for fifteen years as a physician, surgeon, clinical investigator, and medical director. During this time, Dr. Lakhani implemented innovative medical treatments and programs and set new benchmarks for surgical protocols and medical practices while leading numerous associations and committees and teaching medical courses. In 2013, she earned her master’s degree in health care administration from Harvard University. Currently, Dr. Lakhani develops medical technology for Cerner Corporation in Kansas City while working as a clinical advisor for Podimetrics in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Dr. Lakhani has been dedicated to global philanthropic work both locally and globally. In 2013, she coordinated a team of professionals to provide free medical screenings and treatment for impoverished children in Chicago. She also helped establish a diabetic registry in Jamaica, and she provided treatment and supplies to help decrease infant mortality in Kenya.